Monday, February 22, 2010

Granola Bars


You must make these. The mixing took 10 mins. The cutting after the freezing took 5 mins. Apparently, the author updated the recipe to add coconut oil, which helps them hold together better (they are a bit crumbly). But delicious!!

The recipe comes from Averi, and can be found here (you'll have to scroll down). This is the version without the coconut oil. See her many variations...

Energy bars/granola bars
1.5 cups oats: 0.37
1/2 cup chocolate chips: 0.40
1/2 cup peanut butter: 0.50
1 banana, mashed: 0.19
1 tsp vanilla: 0.25
1/4 cup raisins: 0.25
1/4 cup dried cranberries: 0.30
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds: 0.10
2 Tbsp flax seeds: 0.10
2 Tbsp chia seeds: 0.35
1/4 cup maple syrup: 1.00
1/2 cup grated coconut: 0.25

Total: $4.06 for 15 small bars, or about $0.28 each. If you make them more "bar" sized, they are still only $0.34 each (if you make 12).

Mix all ingredients well. Press into a plastic-wrap lined pan and freeze. Cut into bars and wrap in plastic. Mine were crumbly, so I ended up with 14 - #15 I ate (the crumbs).

6 comments:

Nutritious Foodie said...

Wow it is def cheaper to make them at home.. I need to give the recipe a try.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Thanks for blogging about these and I saw your comment on kalli's blog re the coconut oil and yes if you use
http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2010/01/vegan-peanut-butter-choc-chip-protein.html

you dont technically need it. It's a nice touch, but not essential. Enjoy them and thanks for the linkage love :)

emiko said...

These look great! I think I'm going to try. Will miss seeing you at CSA pick-up, but hopefully I'll be back at Fairview someday.

jen

Marcia said...

We'll miss you too Jen!!

Joanne said...

I have seen these everywhere! Love how they are stuffed with so much goodness.

fitandfortysomething said...

did you like these?
i love them!